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This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Michel Foucault
- Michel Foucault: Political Thought
- Michel Foucault: Ethics
- Michel Foucault: Feminism
This section features short articles written by professional philosophers and aimed at a general audience. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to Foucault than the encyclopedia articles listed above.
The Times Literary Supplement
This section features episodes from leading philosophy podcasts. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
The Philosopher’s Zone
New Books in Philosophy
Short Videos (<30 mins)
This section features short videos aimed at beginners.
Then & Now
Lectures/Longer Videos (>30 mins)
This section features longer videos and lectures.
- Introduction to Foucault
- Rick Roderick on Foucault – The Disappearance of the Human
- A Critical Intro to Foucault
See this collection of course syllabi on Foucault.
This section features requests for book recommendations on philosophy forums. These can also be useful to browse when trying to find reading recommendations.
- How do I start reading Foucault’s work?
- What’s the best place to start with Foucault?
- Where to begin with Foucault?
- Foucault Reading Order
See this list of the best books on Foucault.
See this selection of key quotes by Foucault.
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